Stepping Stones in Care Needs: When Outside Help Is Needed, How Do You Begin?
Posted Mar 03 2011 12:00am
Convincing people that they need help can be difficult. Generally adult children of aging parents are the first to spot the need, but they often find resistance on the part of their parents, even if the offspring are offering the help themselves. Convincing the elders to accept help from paid agencies can be an even greater challenge. However, when the need arises, action often is necessary. How does a family go about getting their elders to accept help, and where so they start in providing outside help? The answer generally lies in gradual baby steps, whenever possible. Begin at the beginning.